Corvinus, Anthonius

Corvinus, Anthonius (properly RABENER), one of the German Reformers, was born at Warburg in 1501 He became a monk, and as such resided for a time in the convents of Riddagshausen and Loccum, but having embraced the doctrine of Luther, was expelled in 1523. He then went to Wittenberg, and thence to Marburg in 1526, and laid the foundation of the university there. He was present at the two synods of Pattensen, 1544, and Munden, 1545, and made himself very useful to the cause by his preachings, writings, and travels;, but the duke Erich II having returned to the Roman Church, Corvinus was taken and held a prisoner at Kalenberg in 1549. He died in Hanover in 1553. His principal work is the Postilla in evangelia et epistolas. See Baring, Leben Corvin's (Hann. 1749); Uhlhorn, Ein Sendbrief v. Anton us Corvinus m. einer liographischen Einleitung (Gottingen, 1853); Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 3:166.

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